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Thursday, May 30, 2013

"Have you struggled with stress or anxiety related to your weight-loss program or weigh-ins? Blog about your experience. Sometimes, just getting things off your mind will help you find a new perspective."

Is the Pope Catholic? Yes, indeed, I have struggled with stress and anxiety regarding my weight loss. I think the owner of Anytime Fitness in Guttenberg, Josh Blietz put it best when he reminded me, "A pound a week is still fifty-two pounds in a year, Jan." Such a wise man indeed! I thanked him for the perspective. This week was a good week for me. After losing 1.8 pounds and then just 0.8 (see how negative I can be without even trying? "just" indeed! It was still .8 of a pound of fat GONE!) this week, I stepped on the scales at work, and recorded a 2.8lb loss. Wow! I was thrilled, because this past week has been challenging to me. I've managed to keep my calories under control, but exercising was difficult. I still managed to get it in, but I was working so many hours, it was a matter of snatching a few minutes here, a half-hour there. It still worked. I re-joined the 180's today with a weight of 189. At the beginning of April I was almost 209 pounds, so I've RE-lost twenty pounds and that makes me SIXTY-ONE pounds lighter than I was when I joined Spark People five years ago. Two years ago, I was happily maintaining 170 pounds over a two year period. Still a little heavier than I truly wanted to be, but at a size 10 I was content. Life threw me a few curve balls and there I was (at least that's how it seemed) pushing 209 pounds again. NO, I told my reflection in the mirror. We are NOT going back there (to my 250 pound original weight.)
So here I am to say, yes it can be a struggle, but it is so worth it. I am going to reach my goal weight, choice by choice. I still have off days, and great days, and so-so days but isn't that the way life goes? Two steps forward!
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    Day by day is the only way we can achieve
    2596 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    your blog was very meaningful and thank your for sharing both the "one pound a week is 52 in a year" and the progress you have been seeing from making sure you MAKE time even if it's a few minutes a day to exercise and track your calories. It really helps! Thanks!!! emoticon emoticon
    2600 days ago
    Great attitude check from Josh...and you took it very well.

    Yes, indeed, you will make it! emoticon emoticon
    2601 days ago
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